This Policy aims to ensure that, as far as reasonably practicable, the Association of Ringing Teachers (ART) meets its moral and legal obligations with respect to the management of health and safety.
ART was formed in March 2012 to develop and support the delivery, integrity, and standards in the teaching, instruction and education in the art of change ringing.
ART has no direct responsibility for the buildings, facilities and bell installations that are normally used either for its activities or for those activities managed/supervised by its members. However, ART recognises that those involved with the management/supervision of these activities have a duty of care regarding their own health and safety, that of others involved, and that of those who may be affected by such activities. Furthermore: as competent bell ringers, its members will often be expected to have specialist knowledge when it comes to managing the risks associated with activities involving tower bells.
Therefore, ART and its members must work in consultation with other stakeholders (e.g. relevant Church authorities … etc.) to understand arrangements that are in place at host venues, and to determine their suitability for any given activity. If existing arrangements are considered to be unsuitable/insufficient, then alternative/additional arrangements should be made.
This policy (and any ‘Code of Practice’, ‘Guidance’ … etc. issued by ART in support of it) applies to all activities that are directly managed by ART, and is issued as part of ART’s guidance to its members regarding activities that they may be involved in managing/supervising but which are not directly managed by ART.
The Association shall:
Last Modified: June 2018
Last Reviewed: June 2018